'There has been no doubt that Biron has struggle at times for the Sabres this season. Unfortunately, Noronen couldn't do the job in filling in for Biron. Miller has.'
Archives for January 13, 2003
'Bankruptcy would cleanse the Sabres of their debt and allow a new owner to renegotiate any existing concession and arena labor agreements, but it also opens the possibility of the team being sold to an outside bidder who could move it elsewhere, authorities have said.'
Jason Woolley was a celebrity in newspaper columns throughout NHL cities this week. Many not so cleverly pointed out that Woolley couldn't crack the last place Sabres' lineup but was plenty good enough for the defending Stanley Cup champion Red Wings. That makes for good copy, but it's also a glittering generalization.
'The Sabres have gone 4-1 in 2003. And while much of the credit should be given to the scorching line of captain Stu Barnes between wingers Ales Kotalik and J.P. Dumont, there's no disputing the fact their previously frigid goaltending has become a cozy security blanket.'
'A bankruptcy filing from the Buffalo Sabres is "imminent" and expected as early as this morning, according to sources close to the team.'
‘Two, filing for bankruptcy will help clear the way for prospective owner Mark Hamister to purchase the club. The bankruptcy process effectively flushes out all creditors and this “cleansing” process allows Hamister and his group to fully evaluate exactly what they’re getting into.’
'Seventeen of the NHL's other 29 franchises have had difficulties at the box office or on the bottom line since 1998, based on a Business First analysis of five years of attendance and financial data.'